White Heat - Jazz At The Movies Band
MP3 160 Kbps | 57 Mb | MP3 Release Date: 1994 | Genre: Jazz | Label: Discovery | Total Time: 53:01
White Heat is very listenable smooth jazz using the themes from the forties 'film noire' movies
Track Title Time Composers Performers
This Gun for Hire (4:40) David Buttolph Jazz at the Movies Band
The Bad and the Beautiful (3:49) David Raksin Jazz at the Movies Band
White Heat (3:20) Max Steiner azz at the Movies Band
Double Indemnity (3:33) Miklós Rózsa Jazz at the Movies Band
Touch of Evil (3:41) Henry Mancini Jazz at the Movies Band
Key Largo (4:36) Max Steiner Jazz at the Movies Band
Laura (5:25) Johnny Mercer, David Raksin Jazz at the Movies Band
The Lost Weekend (3:46) Miklós Rózsa Jazz at the Movies Band
The Postman Always Rings Twice (4:21) George Bassman Jazz at the Movies Band
The Asphalt Jungle (3:35) Miklós Rózsa Jazz at the Movies Band
The Big Sleep (4:20) Max Steiner Jazz at the Movies Band
The Strange Love of Martha Ivers(3:17) Miklós Rózsa Jazz at the Movies Band
The Naked City (4:38) Miklós Rózsa, Frank Skinner Jazz at the Movies Band
Overall rating: 4./5
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The Bottom Line
The Jazz at the Movies Band utilize Noir movie themes. (You sometimes hear their music in theaters before movies begin). Now a band member figures in the Blake Murder Case.
Robert Blake was one of the Our Gang members, Little Beaver in the Red Ryder series of Westerns, the muchacho who sells Fred C. Dobbs (Humphrey Bogart) a winning lottery ticket in THE TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE (Huston, 1948), Perry Smith in Richard Brooks' superb production of Truman Capote's IN COLD BLOOD (1967), Private Eye Baretta on TV. Blake, now 67, recently reported finding his wife, Bonnie Lee (Bakley) Blake, shot to death in his sports car outside an LA restaurant, under mystifying circumstances. The lady seems to have had a career as a femme fatale which, one way or another, caught up with her.
But what is the connection of this ongoing case with The Jazz at the Movies Band CD, WHITE HEAT?
Let me quote from the Monday, May 21, 2001 San Francisco Chronicle, p A11, (which I actually read after I wrote this piece):
"Almost none of Blake's neighbors had seen Bonny Lee Bakley, 44, who met Blake about three years ago at Chadney's, a now-defunct jazz club and restaurant in Burbank. According to several witnesses, Blake was there to hear his friend, jazz trumpeter and singer Jack Sheldon. Bakely had come with another group. At some point, Blake and Bakely stuck up a conversation."
Jack Sheldon, you will notice, is a featured trumpeter on WHITE HEAT (and its predecessor CD, BODY HEAT).
Intrigue, sex, paranoia, murder, a restaurant = Jazz!